Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category


ABC’s Gift Ideas: Philosophy, Photography, Plays, Poetry

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The gift-giving season is upon us – hooray!

The ABC Staff has rummaged through their sections and order lists, and come up with another year’s worth of wonderful gift ideas for you: from fiction to history to cookbooks to children’s books to travel to non-books and onwards.

In a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month, you will find what we think will make great gifts, whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas or just like giving books to people. And since we’re a bookstore, these posts will be alphabetical by subject. :-)

Today you’ll find gift ideas for Philosophy, Photography, Plays and Poetry as picked out by section buyers Ester, Marten, Martijn and Tom. Bear in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg – come to either one of our stores to browse many, many more titles in any of these subjects.

We are ready as ever to be your personal shoppers again this year, and hope you will find our selections useful and inspiring!

You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit pas 2013), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.

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Gift Ideas: Philosophy, Science, Business, Social Science

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Let us be your personal shoppers!

ABC’s booksellers don’t just sell books: as well as being voracious readers, almost all ABC staff members are personally responsible for buying the books for one or more sections in the stores. That means you’ll always find someone who can put exactly the right book in your hands when you need it. We asked our buyers for their tips for the best gifts for the upcoming holiday season, and they came up with some great ones: new books, classic books, magazines, games, merchandise, and stationery.

Today you’ll find gift ideas for Philosophy, Business, Science, and Social Science as supplied by Ester, Tom, Sigrid, Jouke, Agnes, Martijn, Jeroen and Femke.

Even more gift ideas can be found here and here!

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This Just In: Philosophy

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Five Recently Arrived Titles from the Philosophy Section:

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Loved ‘Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar…’? Try These!

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

If you like Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar…: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, try:

Page 23

Friday, February 10th, 2012

“Historians have suggested that we began to disregard our neighbours at around the same time as we ceased communally to honour our gods.”

- Sentence on page 23 of Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton